Death Toll Rises to 27 in South Sulawesi Floods

Gowa, South Sulawesi, MINA – The died victims  of natural disasters of floods and landslides in Gowa Regency, South rose to 27 people.

“According to data entered on January 24, at 2:00 p.m., the number of death was found 27 people,” said Gowa Regent Adnan Purichta Ichsan in Gowa on Thursday, Quoted from Antara News Agency.

He said the victims died were found on the third day after the natural disaster of 15 people. Eight people were found in the morning and then a few hours later six victims were found.

Adnan stated that 15 of those victims were from Mangempang Village, Bungaya District, namely Hamzah Bin Nuru, Erlangga, Mutung Daeng Kasma and Muh Iksan.

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“A total of 15 victims died came from four different villages, still in the same sub-district. All the death of landslides,” he said.

Adnan Regent revealed the death toll on the first day of the flood disaster found six fatalities. Then the second day after the disaster recovered six victims from the landslide.

Adnan added, the previous day, dozens of houses and several bridges were destroyed hours after torrential rainfall hit. One of them is the Bongaya Bridge.

Floods and landslides that hit a number of points in Gowa Regency on Tuesday due to heavy rainfall for two consecutive days which resulted in the overflow of the Jeneberang river, the longest river in South Sulawesi. (T/Sj/P2)

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Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)